Honey, I Shrunk the Sushi!

You wouldn’t ask why a grownup would grow Bonsai trees or place boats in bottles, would you? Well then, why question why a grownup, like me, would collect miniature (itsy-bitsy) food?

Well one answer is that miniatures have a certain sublime exquisiosity. And another is that the Japanese, famous for making the world’s best fake food, have mastered the art of plastic miniaturization of everything from modern tables and chairs (see photos) to kitchenware to sushi sets to chopsticks.

Various toy companies are responsible, but my favorite is Re-Ment, producer of the Puchi Petite Collections, which comes with the warning “This is not food!”

I am indeed a satisfied customer – perhaps even an addict. I simply can’t get enough (see illustrations below).

(Nightly Daily Heller: Comics Express. Sign on to help the children of Joplin, MO.)

Daily Heller Miniature Sushi Collection

Sushi Menu

Sushi Menu

Minature Sushi Menu

10 thoughts on “Honey, I Shrunk the Sushi!

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  2. Rosanne

    Yes, the world of Re-ment is fascinating… not to mention highly addictive. There’s something about the satisfaction of owning a set that you’ve never had before, it’s a good feeling.

  3. signsandwanders

    I discovered rement and mega when I lived in Asia and am hopelessly addicted to the toon of 10 master cartons full, plus the house, furniture, plus plus.  I have made some into charm bracelets that are on etsy…. but only the ones’ I have dupes for as i always want a perfect set and I used all sterling chains and findings to match the fineness.
    Needless to say i am totally obsessed.